• IxChariot


IxChariot

Industry's Leading Pre-Deployment and Live Network and Application Assessment Tool



Applications only perform as well as the networks upon which they run. Challenging real-time business services such as voice over IP (VoIP), unified communications (UC) and streaming video can be seriously impacted by bottlenecks and other hard-to-pinpoint issues in the network.

To ensure performance, IxChariot provides IT professionals with an industry-leading solution for assessing and troubleshooting networks and applications before and after deployment. Trusted by thousands of enterprises and government agencies worldwide, IxChariot equips users to confidently assess the performance and reliability of applications running on wired, wireless, and virtual data centers.



The solution consists of an IxChariot Server and performance endpoints distributed throughout multiple sites and data centers, end-user PCs, and mobile devices. Real-world applications are simulated to predict device, system, and network performance under realistic load conditions.



Version 9.0: “IxChariot Anywhere”


The latest version of IxChariot can be run from the cloud with the main console hosted from a single site or data center and accessed publicly by teams at multiple locations. Patented Ixia technology allows endpoints to traverse company firewalls to deliver a seamless and elegant solution for assessing performance between private and cloud networks—without compromising security.



Highlights include:

  • Network diagnostics captured virtually anywhere
  • Provides increasingly high ROI as more users leverage the tool to meet a wider range of business and technology challenges
  • Simulates various protocols and applications in a distributed network across thousands of endpoints
  • Designed specifically for IT teams
  • Verifies SLAs with instant end-to-end assessment
  • Measures device performance over Wi-Fi
  • Validates hypervisor performance
  • Assessments can be conducted from any standard web browser

Run Endpoints Anywhere – LAN, Cloud, Public

  • Supports private endpoints running on devices/servers behind enterprise firewalls
  • Public points of presence running on any Cloud provider (AWS EC2, Rackspace, Azure)
  • Endpoints auto-register and maintain heartbeat to the console/registration service


Performance Endpoints run on “Everything”

  • Endpoints are ready to run several off the shelf small board PCs
  • Support for Raspberry Pi B+, BeagleBone Black, and others
  • Runs on virtual servers, real – Windows, Mac, Linux

Centrally Manage Endpoints

  • Endpoints automatically register to the console
  • Supports endpoints that are private “behind a firewall” or publicly deployed
  • Quickly check with endpoints are available for use


Assess Performance of NFV/Virtual Infrastructure


  • 100% software Performance Endpoints run on any hypervisor that supports Linux or Windows guest O/S
  • Validate the performance of VM-to-VM traffic; throughput, latency, and loss for a various TCP and UDP apps
  • Create ad-hoc traffic topologies between different servers in the VM infrastructure

  • Securely Access and Run Tests from Any Browser


  • Web-based platform, uses HTLM5 for access from any modern browser; multi-user access


Application Emulation

  • Configure mixes of applications based on number of users or based on generated throughput
  • Ready to run nearly 100 popular applications


Voice over IP Call Emulation and Quality Assessment


  • Create real bi-directional peer-to-peer call flows across the network
  • Select from codec G711, G729, AMR codec, and others
  • Assess true voice quality with MOS, R-value, and impact of delay, jitter, and packet loss on calls flows
  • Scale to hundreds of real-time conversations without effort


Interactive Real-Time Statistics


  • Inject real traffic into the network to measure the impact of new applications
  • View test results in real-time; measure all critical network metrics including up/down bitrate, loss, jitter, delay


100% Software Performance Endpoints


  • 100% software Performance Endpoints run on any hypervisor that supports Linux or Windows guest O/S
  • Validate the performance of VM-to-VM traffic; throughput, latency, and loss for a various TCP and UDP apps
  • Create ad-hoc traffic topologies between different servers in the VM infrastructure

General Specifications

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Data Sheet

IxChariot 9